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Adding Muscle to Anti-Doping Fight in Malaysia

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Vincent Lim & Saphna Ravichandran
Recently in February 2018, the National Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia, better known as ADAMAS, confirmed that work has begun on a new Anti-Doping lab in Malaysia which will receive accreditation from the World Anti-Doping Agency, better known as WADA[1] (the WADA accredited lab). Malaysia used to…

MWKA Esports Meta: The Inconsistencies in Esports – The Need for Governance (Part 1)

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo

Photo credit: Jamie McInall
 
MWKA Esports Meta: The Inconsistencies in Esports – The Need for Governance (Part 1)
It is undeniable that governance and a global regulation is vital to the long-term sustenance and continual growth of any sport. Such a system in place provides certainty and consistency throughout the industry….

To Drone or Not to Drone? Here are 5 Legal Issues You Might Want to Consider Before Flying Your Drones

By Marlysa Razak

Drones or also known as private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have caught the attention of many netizens, especially travelers as they are able to capture aerial view of beautiful sceneries and landscape from high above. Drones footages give much bigger impact to viewers and they make travel videos more intriguing. Because of its…

Sports Law: What’s Next? – The Recent Case of Badminton Match-Fixing

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Vincent Lim & Bryan Boo
*Picture shown is for illustration purposes only. Photo credit: “Badminton Semifinal Pan 2007” by Wilson Dias (Agência Brasil) is licensed under CC BY 3.0 BR)
The Malaysian badminton community was shaken by the recent allegations and hearing of shuttlers being directly involved in match-fixing, the effects of which rippled way…

Sports Law: Falling down in a stadium

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Saphna Ravichandran

Photo credit: “New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner“ by babyknight (New Meadowlands Stadium: Mezz Corner) is licensed under CC BY 2.0
The thought of an athlete falling or slipping may seem inconsequential at first because the athlete may regain their balance in time, or just pick themselves back up and give the injury…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #3- Kei Saito (Speed Skating)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

A Japanese athlete has been implicated for doping at The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Speed Skater Kei Saito tested positive for acetazolamide, when his pre-competition sample was taken. Acetazolamide is a substance that is prohibited at all times by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). Saito was schedules…

Clarifying Esports – esports, sports, and gaming

By Bryan Boo

Photo Credit: “The International 4 Grand Finals” by Jakob Wells is licensed by CC BY 2.0
I came across a Facebook post by Meera “NeverOne” Dros awhile ago which was a response to an interaction between a DJ of Malaysian radio station Lite FM with the listeners. The topic of conversation was whether or…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #2 – Alexander Krushelnitzky (Curling)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

Photo Credit: “Curling” by Benson Kua is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games saw Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitzky being stripped of his bronze medal following him being tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Although Alexander initially maintained his innocence claiming that his drink was…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #1- Ziga Jeglic (Ice Hockey)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018
Suspension of Slovenian Ice Hockey Player Ziga Jeglic.
A new case was registered on 20 February 2018 by the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The Court of Arbitration for…

MALAYSIAN EMPLOYMENT LAW: TOP 5 QUESTIONS

By Richard Wee, Janessa Kok & Bryan Boo

Photo Credit: “Employer” by Nick Youngson (AlphaStockImages) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
MALAYSIAN EMPLOYMENT LAW: TOP 5 QUESTIONS
Is it true that every individual who has a 9am to 5pm job is well protected under the Employment Law? What are your rights as an Employee in the event of…

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